Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William ShakespeareHamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorPhilip EdwardsContribution byRobert Hapgood

Hardcover | April 21, 2003

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Philip Edwards deals succinctly with the exhaustive commentary and controversy which Hamlet has provoked in the manifestation of its tragic energy. Robert Hapgood has contributed a new section on prevailing critical and performance approaches to the play in this updated edition. He discusses recent film and stage performances and actors of the Hamlet role as well as directors of the play. His account of new scholarship stresses the role of memory in the play and the impact of feminist and performance studies upon it. First Edition Hb (1985): 0-521-22151-X First Edition Pb (1985): 0-521-29366-9
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Title:Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkFormat:HardcoverPublished:April 21, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521825458

ISBN - 13:9780521825450

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Table of Contents

Introduction, with new section on recent stage and critical interpretations by Robert Hapgood; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Reading list.

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'The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance.' The Review of English Studies